God of war, violent Ares, is the son of the thunderer Zeus and Hera. Zeus doesn't like him. He often tells his son that he is the most hated by him among the gods of Olympus. Zeus does not love his son for his bloodlust. If Ares had not been his son, he would have long ago cast him into the gloomy Tartarus, where the titans languish. The heart of the ferocious Ares pleases only fierce battles. Frantic, he rushes amid the roar of weapons, screams and groans of battle between the combatants, in shining armor, with a huge shield. Following him are his sons, Deimos and Phobos - horror and fear, and next to them the goddess of discord Eris and the killing goddess Enyo. The battle boils, rumbles; Ares rejoices; the warriors fall with a groan. Ares triumphs when he slays a warrior with his terrible sword and hot blood gushes to the ground. Indiscriminately , he strikes both right and left; a pile of bodies around a cruel god.
Ares is fierce, violent, formidable, but victory does not always accompany him. Ares often has to give way on the battlefield to the militant daughter of Zeus, Pallas Athena. She defeats Ares with wisdom and a calm consciousness of power. Often, mortal heroes prevail over Ares, especially if they are helped by pale-eyed Pallas Athena. So the hero Diomed struck Ares with a copper spear under the walls of Troy. Athena herself directed the blow. The terrible cry of the wounded god spread far across the army of the Trojans and Greeks. It was as if ten thousand warriors screamed at once, entering into a fierce battle, so Ares, covered with copper armor, screamed in pain. The Greeks and Trojans shuddered in horror, and the frantic Ares rushed, shrouded in a gloomy cloud, covered with blood, with complaints about Athena to his father Zeus. But Father Zeus did not listen to his complaints. He does not love his son, who enjoys only strife, battles and murders.
Even if the wife of Ares, the most beautiful of the goddesses Aphrodite, comes to the aid of her husband when he meets Athena in the heat of battle, and then the beloved daughter of the thunderer Zeus comes out victorious. Warrior Athena throws the beautiful goddess of love to the ground with one blow Aphrodite. With tears, the eternally young, wonderfully beautiful Aphrodite ascends to Olympus, and after her triumphant laughter is heard and Athena's ridicule rushes.